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Water and Sewerage Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 4: Sustainable drainage systems

Section 4 amends Article 2 (interpretation), Article 159 (adoption of sewers and waste water treatment works) and Article 161 (agreements to adopt sewer, drain or waste water treatment works at a future date) of the 2006 Order. The Section defines “sustainable drainage system” for the purposes of the Order and extends NI Water’s power to adopt infrastructure, and to enter into agreements about adoption, so as to include such systems. It also confers a power for NI Water to require the construction of sustainable drainage systems as a condition of agreeing to adopt a drain or sewer. Section 4 also applies Schedule 2 of the Act, which sets out other necessary amendments to the Order to take account of the inclusion of sustainable drainage systems within Articles 159 and 161. Finally, the Section confers a power to make other consequential amendments. This may be needed to make other necessary amendments in other legislation.

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